Friday, October 22, 2010

Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act



Yesterday, the Canadian Government introduced a legislation aiming to curbe illegal immigration and human smuggling by imposing stiff penalties. It's called Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act.

The Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act will ensure law enforcement have the tools they need to crack down on human smugglers. The new measures in the proposed legislation include:
  • Making it easier to prosecute human smugglers;

  • Imposing mandatory prison sentences on convicted human smugglers; and

  • Holding ship owners and operators to account for use of their ships in human smuggling operations.


  • The Act will also help to ensure the safety and security of Canadian communities by:
  • Ensuring mandatory detention of illegal migrants for up to one year to allow for the determination of identity, inadmissibility and illegal activity.

  • Source: http://cic.gc.ca

    For more information about Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act, visit http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca.